Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday: Kookaburra

The Kookaburra is Australia's largest Kingfisher. They are well known for their unmistakable calls which are similar to a loud cackling laugh. There are 2 types of Kookaburras in Australia; The Laughing Kookaburra & the slighly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra.
 
Below is the Laughing Kookaburra which is native to eastern Australia, though it has been introduced to south-western Australia & Tasmania.
 





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16 comments:

Giga said...

Cute bird with a rather large nose. Photos are great. Yours.

Carole M. said...

Beautiful kooka snaps Liz

guild-rez said...

What a great picture!!
I always appreciate to see images of birds from other parts of the world.
Thank you,
Gisela

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh how brilliant, absolutely brilliant, each and every one~

nic.b van es said...

wat mooi om hem eens te zien wat een mooie vogel en wat een grote snavel heeft hij.

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello Liz
Wonderful, very nice photos
A beautiful bird. In my country there is.
Regards

Joop Zand said...

Very good pictures Liz....i like this bird very much.

Greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

great shots! amazing beaks on these critters!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

These close ups of the Kookaburra are amazing.

WildBlack said...

I've seen the name kookaburra.. on cricket bats, never thought it would be from this small cute species.

Love the captures :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Lovely close ups.

Sweet!

Brian King said...

That is a gorgeous bird! I love the heavy beak and the striped tail feathers! Beautiful shots, Liz!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute little bird and you got great photos. Love that big beak

Stewart M said...

They are great birds - and they are the worlds largest kingfisher I believe! Nice set of pictures.

Look forward to the mystery bird!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love seeing kookaburras around, they seem so Australian.

GB said...

Oh dear Liz. You are bringing the fourth deadly sin to the fore in me with your wildlife photos.

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